Mission Statement: Silver Lake is rich in LGBTQIA history and has been a gathering place and home for queer people for decades. The purpose of the Silver Lake LGBTQIA Committee is to ensure that Silver Lake remains a safe and welcoming neighborhood for LGBTQIA people, businesses, and events, and for the exchange of ideas relating to LGBTQIA matters as they pertain to Silver Lake stakeholders and Angelenos at large. The committee advocates for LGBTQIA people and exists to ensure that LGBTQIA people are fairly represented and considered for every community issue. Guest speakers from various LGBTQIA agencies and from the City are invited to attend committee meetings to educate committee members and attendees on available resources. Meetings are open to the public and to all LGBTQIA people and allies.